|Born||1984/1985 (age 28–29)
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Instruments||Bass guitar, drums, guitar, piano|
|Associated acts||Beck, Deep Sea Diver, Conor Oberst, The Shins, Spoon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs|
Jessica Dobson (born 1984/1985) is an American singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed with several musicians and bands, including Beck, Conor Oberst, Spoon and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, as well as being a solo artist. She currently serves as guitarist for American indie rock band The Shins as well as fronting and playing guitar for her own band, Deep Sea Diver.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Dobson was signed to Atlantic Records when she was 19 years old. She recorded two solo albums under her own name while on the label, but she was not satisfied with either of the finished products and Atlantic ultimately shelved both albums.
Deep Sea Diver
After leaving Atlantic, Dobson recorded an EP called New Caves under the name Deep Sea Diver. She later formed a band under the Deep Sea Diver name consisting of herself on guitar, John Raines on bass and Peter Mansen on drums; The band’s full-length debut album, History Speaks, was self-released in February 2012.
In August 2011, it was announced that Dobson would be performing with American indie rock band The Shins. She toured with the band throughout October, and she became an official member of the band in February 2012.
With Deep Sea Diver
- Through @ 2: Yes, That's Beck's Guitarist Sipping Coffee Next to You at Lighthouse - Seattle - Music – Reverb. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- interview excerpt with jessica dobson (deep sea diver) | secretly important. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Jessica Dobson's Solo Career With Deep Sea Diver Is Benefitting From the Beck Bump - Page 1 - Music - Orange County - OC Weekly. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- keep it alive, keep it moving on | Cause A Scene Music. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Girls Rock! Seattle's Jessica Dobson joins the Shins...but plays live for us first - - MyNorthwest.com. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- Deep Sea Diver, 'NWO' Video Premiere: Jessica Dobson Gets Dystopian – Spinner. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Another Rainy Saturday » ARS interview: Deep Sea Diver’s Jessica Dobson on working with The Shins, Divine Fits and finding time for her own band. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Best of What's Next: Deep Sea Diver :: Music :: Features :: Paste. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Deep Sea Diver - History Speaks (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
- Jessica Dobson | WHAT IS HAPPENING | I PLAY IN THE SHINS, NOW.. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
- Amazon.com: New Caves EP: Deep Sea Diver: MP3 Downloads. Retrieved November 4, 2012.